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Posted in: Ex-director sues Amnesty Japan for firing him over Japanese ability See in context

He was hired by AI and the recruiter fully knowing that he possessed only conversational Japanese and couldn't read or write. He then completed his 6 month probation. During that time, AI changed the skill requirement. He should've never been hired in the first place then. As for hiring control, it's stated that it was included in his contract yet AI's constitution & bylaws stated the contrary. AI flip-flopped on several issues and their board of directors were erratic and displayed terrible management. I don't think he should be rehired but AI should be made to pay for their dumb mistakes.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 450,000 See in context

Burning BushToday  08:30 am JST

“That’s total hogwash,” Oakes said, adding: “Why don’t we shut the world down because of the heart attacks? Why don’t we lock down cities because of heart attacks?”

He's got a good point.

Zero risk is impossible.

Anyways, it's his store, it's a private establishment and he can set whatever rules he wishes.

I applaud his efforts to give his staff and customers the choice to breathe while shopping and working.

No he doesn't. Heart attacks are contagious. Anyone who believes this or accepts this comparison has no grasp on fact or reality. You can breath with a mask or are you saying you suffocate with one on.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

It's called a Meeting Agenda. You document beforehand what will be discussed by who in a set time limit. Then you have someone, usually a timekeeper or gatekeeper, moderate the meeting so you stick to the agenda and stay on time. Yes I know.....a Meeting Agenda is considered to be a foreign practice and basically unheard of in Japan companies and organizations because it's considered to be unnecessary........

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Posted in: Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award See in context

OkiblueToday  09:08 am JST

Good intentions? Tell that to all the Americans who died.

Why is that her fault? The US government is to blame for all the Americans that died not Jane Fonda.

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Posted in: Life of A-bomb-hit Hiroshima girl and family being made into film See in context

Some historical incidents have no statute of limitations. Doesn't make a difference if a mere 75yrs or 500yrs have passed. They should not be forgotten. However, this will most likely end up once again portraying the bombing as a crime against humanity and the Japanese as victims. If they include the bombing of Pearl Harbour, mention the atrocities by the Japanese, and that the Allies asked them to surrender twice and Japan refusing, then it could actually be educational especially for today's Japanese youth who have no real idea what happened due to the government's and ministry of education's whitewashing of WWII. If you want people to remember, have them remember all of it.

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Posted in: Clinical study begins in Japan for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Another example of how Japanese think that they are physiologically different enough from other people to warrant their own clinical trials. Another example of bureaucratic delay and indecision on part of the government. Yet when you go the doctor and get prescription medication, it's the same medication that's prescribed around the world. This is Moderna not some new vaccine that hasn't undergone enough testing. But I guess Japanese need to know that these are clinical trials conducted on Japanese to make them feel comfortable about being administered it.

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Posted in: Arashi's Matsumoto cast as lead for 2023 NHK drama See in context

NHK and other networks, take these historical figures and their accounts then rather than portraying them accurately, make them into modern day personas replete with today's stereotypical mannerisms and dialogue. In addition, they take liberties with the biographical or autobiographical accounts. I watched a little of the NHK drama about Shinichi Suzuki and it was a travesty.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

As the Chinese government arrested and accused the Chinese doctor who announced the virus' presence as a liar and traitor, no doubt that they will deny any findings of the WHO team and accuse them of spreading lies too. Didn't they just sentence a local journalist for reporting about the virus as well. And the whole Chinese population will support anything their government says. Blind allegiance to governments and leaders never leads to anything good.

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Posted in: Trump downplays Russia in first comments on cyberattack See in context

Burning BushToday  06:40 am JST

The media (backed by the military industrial complex) is always pushing for war war war!

The other team has WMD, we have proof but we can't show you because it's classified.

Finally a President that stands up to all the war mongering.

Delusional statement. Trump's own appointed secretary of state said it was a major hack and that Russia was behind it. As did other government agencies in his administration. They all said Russia but Trump contradicts his own people and said it's no big deal and it's China. It has nothing to do with the media. And as usual, his people are doing damage control.

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

Racist attitudes towards Koreans, Chinese, and other Asians in Japan is undeniable but it's worse for those with African or Afro-American backgrounds like Ariana Miyamoto and Naomi Osaka in Japan. When skin color and some facial features are different, racism in Japan becomes amplified. And yet most Japanese will tell you that racism doesn't exist in Japan. They deny it, don't want to talk about it, get angered by the notion, or simply ignore it. Major media never even broach the subject. How many Japanese youth are even aware of it.

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Posted in: Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost See in context

WolfpackToday  10:54 am JST

Drag Trump out.


He's refused to concede defeat after numerous state and two supreme court legal rulings have clearly stated there is no evidence that voter fraud occurred and that his lawsuits were meritless. He even tried to have a state submit a lawsuit against other states (LOL!!!). Now the electoral college has certified that Biden won yet Trump still refuses to accept that he lost. I wouldn't be surprised if he has to be 'escorted' out. You either believe and support the democratic process or you don't. Drag him out.

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Posted in: Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost See in context

Drag Trump out.

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Posted in: Mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over sexual assault claim See in context

So a woman accuses a mayor of sexual assault and the mayor and town's reaction is to fire her with no investigation into her claims, due process, or any process at all because they say her accusation is damaging the town's reputation. If this isn't a misogynistic reaction, I don't know what is. Maybe she's lying but the statistics would support at least some kind of investigation and process. I'd day that the mayor and town's reaction is damaging the town's reputation and not her accusation.

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Posted in: Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit and Trump bid to overturn election loss See in context

Every state where a lawsuit was filed and now the Supreme Court twice have thrown out trump's lawsuits on the grounds of baseless accusations with no evidence. All this makes America and American politics a complete failure and joke and anyone who disagrees is an utter fool. This has weakened America. Drag him out!

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Posted in: Japan boosts AI funding to match lonely hearts See in context

Leave it to a bunch old men who know nothing of relationships and who treat their spouses like crap to come up with an idea like this. You have to be able to communicate your attitudes, interests, and goals in person articulately to not only develop a relationship but maintain it in a marriage where kids are involved.

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

Burning BushToday  07:28 am JST

Humans have a right to breath.

He has the right to breathe on you.....

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Posted in: Hong Kong activists jailed for anti-govt protest See in context

I used to go on regular business trips and vacations as well to Macau, Hong Kong, and China. I don't have to go on business trips anymore and will no longer take any vacations. Instead of using Hong Kong as a model for the future of China, the government has taken a foolish about-face and gone backward. Their response to COVID-19 as the origin of the virus, continual abuse of ethnic minorities, refusal to abolish wet markets and abuse of exotic animals, warrants derision and disgust. The government continues to lie and deflect and even sadder, the majority of the population support it. People should boycott travel there.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

There’s always denial and resistance when reality and the truth comes from outside Japan: whaling, WWII, education system, etc. So Japan isn’t that different from China is it. The truth is the truth.

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Posted in: Health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house See in context

I can only say this about my neighborhood: most owners don't take their dogs for walks, dogs only know the inside of their home and yard, aside from immediate family dogs have little contact with strangers, very few dogs receive training.

Result: dogs experience little socialization. they're only comfortable with their owners, they're frustrated and view strangers as threats.

Taking a dog for a walk is critical. It gives them a sense of their surroundings, a chance to explore and get to know places and people, a chance to relieve themselves, gives them a lot of pleasure.

Not taking a dog for walk is abuse.

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Posted in: Subway bad manners See in context

There's a reason why so many Japanese say that their commute is so stressful. After succumbing to strict manners and protocol in their offices on a daily basis, seems once they get on a train, some feel the need to act out and in a way rebel against office environments/society by being a jerk. The majority still try to be respectful of others but I've noticed a growing trend of not caring. Stretching/crossing their legs and refusing to make space for people, sticking out their elbows needlessly, and my pet peeve; people who smack their keyboards when using their laptop. I have to hear that sound all day in the office. Surely, you can type quietly and gently to spare us that racket on a train after a hard day. Then there's the ubiquitous man-spreading and holding your smartphone inches away from someone's face cause....gosh darn-it. I need to play my game!

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

No fuel load and dummy warhead for the parade. Not even NK is dumb enough to design and build a truck that big for a cardboard rocket.

North Korean didn't design nor build the truck It's most likely a modified Chinese WS51200 transport launcher which was also used for the H-15 missile. The picture appears to show a new H-16 which is based on the H-15.

I'm not saying that it's not a threat, But before vowing to spend more military $, the Japanese gov't would be better off analyzing if it's any kind of an upgrade over the H-15 which has been 'in service' for several years now. North Korea has a reputation for sabre-rattling often with inferior, faulty equipment. If the current Japanese missile defense system was deemed suitable for defending against the H-15, it's more prudent to see if the H-16 actually merits more defense spending, not just have a knee-jerk reaction and vow to react.

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Posted in: 89-year-old ex-top bureaucrat pleads not guilty over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

While it's possible he will be declared innocent in this criminal case, he may still have to face civil claims and hopefully have to pay massive compensation to the victims. The young woman and her baby died but there were nine other victims who were also injured; to what extent I don't know. The police checked his car and found no mechanical issues yet he still insists he didn't mistakenly step on the accelerator. He's clearly lying. I think the best result for such an arrogant liar protected by his special status is to have him lose all his money, status, and live what's left of his of his miserable existence in poverty alone.

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Posted in: Father arrested for forcibly giving 11-year-old daughter buzz cut See in context

He is also accused of kicking the girl in the face earlier that month. She reportedly suffered serious injuries, including an orbital floor fracture.

Where are child protection services? Why was he not arrested and prosecuted? Why was she placed back at home. She's 11yrs old!!!! Oh but this time he was arrested for cutting her's open season for deranged parents to abuse their kids in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead with or without COVID, says IOC's Coates See in context

So basically he's saying that he doesn't care what the status of Covid-19 will be in July next year. Whether spectators or athletes are able to attend and participate is irrelevant the Olympics will go on regardless. I can only speak for myself but I think many Japanese feel the same way; the Olympics have become irrelevant.

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Posted in: Trump on defensive as critics seize on reports he insulted U.S. veterans See in context

He insulted vets McCain and Bush Sr for having been shot down when he never even served and draft dodged. This is on public record so there’s precedence. Not even any need for a snope check. It’s bad enough when a regular person who never served to say this about vets. An entirely different matter when a draft dodging POTUS says it.

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Posted in: 82-year-old man arrested after stomping on 10-year-old boy in Chiba park See in context

With the declining birthrate, there seems to a lack of tolerance for children and little consideration for those who are pregnant. And then there are the child abuse cases and systematic failure of child protection services. Just the other day, a pregnant woman was standing on the train and nobody offered their seat. A society is often judged in terms of how they treat kids; they are the future of the country.

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Posted in: War of Resistance sculpture See in context

Japan tried to conquer China militarily and were the aggressors. Therefore they are free to erect a statue displaying resistance. It isn't propoganda. A lot of posts don't even refer to this historical event and talk about the current Chinese government, personal anecdotes, the US, etc., and are all off-topic.

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Posted in: Report: Trump disparaged U.S. war dead as 'losers,' 'suckers' See in context

The Trump supporters can petulantly claim this article is bogus but not one of them can deny that he disrespected and disparaged John McCain, a war veteran for having been shot down. Yet Trump never even served. That tells you everything you need to know about Trump and tells us a lot of Trump supporters who supposedly hold the military higher than others yet refuse to acknowledge the awful manner in which he treated a veteran . Based on these facts, it's not hard to believe that he further disrespected war veterans.

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender See in context

Larr FlintToday  11:12 pm JST

Let me be clear it wasn't Emperor Hirohito himself who forced poor and harmless Japanese nation to invade other countries and do experiments on people in China (Unit 731 experiments on people worst than Nazies did). It was the Japanese nation as a whole who was responsible.

You raise an interesting point. I always hear from Japanese that the civilian population was forced to go along with the military and didn't support the war. But I really wonder if this was the case. Was it more a situation where when the military started the war, the vast majority of civilians wholeheartedly supported the war but once they started losing and eventually lost the war, claim that they were forced to support the war under threat of death so had no choice?

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender See in context

tokyo-starToday  09:08 pm JST

well, it was fighting for its own freedom and 'human rights' depends on which side of the history book you are on really

Japan started a war to conquer other nations then decided to side with the Nazis. It was purely for political and economic reasons. How anyone can say it was for its freedom and human rights is beyond ludicrous. What did atrocities committed against civilians, POWs, institutionalized forced prostitution, Unit 731 (disgusting medical experiments like Dr. Mengele), etc have anything to do with freedom and human rights.

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